I create non-objective mixed media pieces fundamentally rooted in my interest in emotions, perceptions and the passage of time. My paintings represent my sense of abstracted reality. I create work in series, creating several pieces concurrently. I often slice, suspend and re-purpose fibers, including portions of my own paintings. My training is academic; however, I make work in a highly intuitive painting process. As a painter, I feel strongly tied to the visceral quality of working with oil on canvas. I find inspiration in re-visiting fragments of time, in the play of light and shadow, in creating infinite color studies. Each piece I create acts as a thematic means to an emotional end.

Pictured: Barb Whitney art commission, 2018 – Palm Springs, California. Photo Credit: Billy Briggs.

I ultimately hope to share engaging artwork, which creates an interaction with the viewer. My goal is to offer both an opportunity for individual sentiment and an impetus for discussion and interaction.

Selected Art Exhibitions/Commissions

  • Williamston Theatre, The Fire Tour Art Exhibit, 2021
  • Grove Gallery, East Lansing, Michigan, (Retail Gallery/exhibitor), 2010-2019
  • East Lansing Public Art Gallery, 2019
  • Commission: Rob Swanson & Billy Briggs, Palm Springs, California, 2018            
  • Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan, 2016
  • ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2016
  • ArtPrize, The Harris Building, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2014, 2015
  • MSU Community Music School, Lansing, Michigan, 2014
  • Peppermint Creek Theatre Company, Lansing, Michigan, 2014
  • Hazel Street Collective, Lansing Michigan, 2014
  • Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art, Lansing, Michigan, 2014
  • Space 237, Toledo, OH (retail Gallery), 2010-2012
  • Arts Council of Greater Lansing: A Taste of Art & Life Fundraiser, 2009
  • Turner Dodge House, Lansing, Michigan, 2008, 2009
  • Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan, 2003
  • PF Galleries, Troy, Michigan, 2002
  • Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan, 2001